The ESRF provides accommodation for users during their scheduled beam time. The ESRF Guest House is located on the ESRF site, to the left of the main gate as you enter.  Researchers awarded beam time via the Dutch and Flemish research council CRG route are not reimbursed by the ESRF. You will need to pay for your room and then seek reimbursement via the claim form on the NWO web site (scroll to the bottom of the NWO page for the link).  Please book your accommodation in the Guest House well in advance of your experiment using the experiment Form A.  This is accessed via the ESRF User Portal previously used to submit your proposal.

If there is no single room in the Guest House available, ESRF will either book you a shared room in the Guest House, or book you a single room in a hotel in central Grenoble. Please mark your preference on the Form A.

Guest House phone number: +33 (0)4 38 88 13 00

If you require a telephone in your room to make external calls, you may request a telephone line from the GuestHouse Reception.

Please do not contact the Guest House directly for reservations or modifications to reservations, do this by (re-)submitting the electronic Form A.

Breakfast is served in the Guest House on the ground floor (07h00 to 10h00) 7 days a week.

Guest House web page


Canteen Card

To eat in the EPN campus canteen (all meals except breakfast) you will need a canteen card. Please mark the request box on Form A.

If you do this you will receive a canteen card in your envelope at the site entrance, but you will need to put money on the card before you can use it. Go to the canteen/cash desk at the entrance to the canteen building before your first meal.

If you forget to request the canteen card before your arrival, you will need to ask for one at the ESRF Reception (ESRF Central Building), between 08h00 and 17h00.

The canteen is open at the following times :

Lunch 11h30 to 13h25
Dinner 19h00 to 20h30
Weekends and holidays
Lunch 12h00 to 13h30
Dinner 19h00 to 20h30

In order to be reimbursed any remaining funds on the card, you should go to the canteen cash desk during these opening hours on your last day, after your last meal.


restaurant web page (menus etc.)